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Full sentence restored for California ex-fugitive

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive who hid for years by posing as an ordinary housewife had a year restored to the sentence she is serving for trying to bomb police cars.

In 2001, Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to bomb police cars in 1975 with the SLA, the group best known for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.

The state Board of Prison Terms had reduced Olson's sentence by a year. But the state Attorney General's Office appealed that decision, and an appeals court restored her full sentence Thursday. It ruled a lower court had not followed proper procedure when it allowed Olson to appeal her sentence.

Olson also pleaded guilty in 2003 to second-degree murder in connection with the 1975 shooting death of a customer during a bank robbery in Carmichael, near Sacramento. She is serving six years in that case.